American Vision Partners Welcomes Dr. Shaun Brierly as new Chief Medical Officer


PHOENIX, ARIZONA (January 17, 2023) – American Vision Partners (“AVP”), one of the largest and fastest-growing eye care management organizations in the nation, announced the hire of Dr. Shaun Brierly, M.D. as their new Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Brierly is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in marine biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before earning his Doctorate of Medicine from University of California, Davis Medical School.  He completed an Internal Medicine internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, OR, followed by Ophthalmology residency at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he was Chief Resident. He is currently on track to complete his Master of Business Administration from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business in April, 2023.

Dr. Brierly also comes to American Vision Partners with more than two decades of experience developing his clinical and leadership skills across diverse environments. He led Kaiser Permanente’s multi-subspecialty ophthalmology group in northern California’s wine country, where in 2019 he was voted Top Doctor by his peers in Sonoma Magazine.  As a U.S. Army Medical Corps officer, he was responsible for military eye care across five Middle Eastern countries during Operation Inherent Resolve.  After a short stint in concierge private pay ophthalmology as founder and President of Copper Eye Surgery, Dr. Brierly broadened his skillset with Cigna Medical Group as Medical Director of Specialty & Ancillary services with responsibility for Ophthalmology, Optometry, Optical, General Surgery, Dermatology, Podiatry, Audiology, Ambulatory Surgery, and Imaging.

“I am very excited to be joining the American Vision Partners family. I hope to continue to ensure that patients who choose American Vision Partners are cared for with skill and compassion by the highest quality doctors and clinicians,’ said Dr. Brierly.

Dr. Brierly will become a primary member of American Vision Partner’s Medical Executive Committee and will help promote the success of more than 180 recognized doctors and health care providers across AVP’s 12 practices.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a clinical leader of Dr. Brierly’s caliber,” said Shane Armstrong, CEO of American Vision Partners. “I know he’s up to the task and will be an exceptional complement to our already stellar group of doctors.”